3 CHARMING VILLAGES NEAR HVAR TOWN TO FALL IN LOVE WITH

 Hello there! Today I'll take you to not one but three charming villages in vicinity of Hvar town, Croatia. Zaraće, Gornje Grablje and Brusje are beautiful villages that are only a short drive away from Hvar and  Stari grad town. You may not have heard of these picturesque villages, but let me assure you there are more than worth a visit.  I often blog about lovely villages, towns and places on island Hvar, but there is always more to discover. I'm so happy that I will share these lovely places with you. Time to hit the road and breathe in the fields of lavender this island is famous for. Scroll down to see more.

3 CHARMING VILLAGES NEAR HVAR CITY TO VISIT #modaodaradosti
3 CHARMING VILLAGES NEAR HVAR CITY TO VISIT #modaodaradosti
3 CHARMING VILLAGES NEAR HVAR CITY TO VISIT #modaodaradosti
ZARAĆE- A CHARMING VILLAGE THAT IS A MIX OF THE OLD AND THE NEW
First we will visit Zaraće, a small village in immediate vicinity of Hvar town. This village consists of two parts: the older and the newer one. The new part is more touristy but I'm more interested in history so we went for the old part. There aren't any imposing structures here, but I absolutely adore these kind of small villages where you can really feel the soul of the place. I felt very connected to my islander roots here. The whole area is very serene and the panorama is almost impossibly beautiful. 
 THE HISTORICAL PART OF THE VILLAGE  IS LOCATED ABOVE THE MAIN ROAD
The historical part of the village is located above the main road. There you can take a walk and enjoy the magnificent panorama. The older part of the village is located at an altitude of 200 meters so you can really enjoy the view there. Most of the houses there are quite old, but some of them have been restored and are available for rent. The new part of the village is to be find bellow the main road and is mostly composed out of summer houses located in the bay of the same name. There in the bay Zaraće you can find a beautiful beach, apartments in immediate vicinity of the sea and restaurants. We only explored the historical part of the village because as I said I'm a history lover. Besides, we plan to visit the newer one some other time. The old part of this village reminded me of Gdinj
3 CHARMING VILLAGES NEAR HVAR CITY TO VISIT #modaodaradosti
3 CHARMING VILLAGES NEAR HVAR CITY TO VISIT #modaodaradosti
3 CHARMING VILLAGES NEAR HVAR CITY TO VISIT #modaodaradosti
3 CHARMING VILLAGES NEAR HVAR CITY TO VISIT #modaodaradosti
3 CHARMING VILLAGES NEAR HVAR CITY TO VISIT #modaodaradosti

VELO GRABLJE- A CHARMING VILLAGE FROM 15TH CENTURY

Our next stop was Velo Grablje, a beautiful historical village with a gorgeous old church. I loved strolling this village, it's so picturesque. There were a few tourists around, but it wasn't crowded. We also passed by a restaurant that looked inviting, but we didn't have time to stop for a bit to eat so we just strolled around, did some sight-seeing and moved on. This was my first visit to Velo Grablje but I hope it won't be the last. This village deserves another visit for sure.  What do you think? Isn't it adorable? It looks just dreamy seen from the road. Surrounded by all the greenery and hills, this village really pop out. It is located only 5 km from Brusje village and 10 km from Hvar town.3 CHARMING VILLAGES NEAR HVAR CITY TO VISIT #modaodaradosti3 CHARMING VILLAGES NEAR HVAR CITY TO VISIT #modaodaradosti3 CHARMING VILLAGES NEAR HVAR CITY TO VISIT #modaodaradosti3 CHARMING VILLAGES NEAR HVAR CITY TO VISIT #modaodaradosti3 CHARMING VILLAGES NEAR HVAR CITY TO VISIT #modaodaradosti3 CHARMING VILLAGES NEAR HVAR CITY TO VISIT #modaodaradosti3 CHARMING VILLAGES NEAR HVAR CITY TO VISIT #modaodaradosti

After visiting Velo Grablje, our next stop was Brusje village. So, we got into our car and drove off. We drove slowly (I don't remember which ones of us was driving, maybe we shifted places?) but anyhow we decided to stop at some point. We were lucky to happen about a gorgeous lookout with views of Stari grad town and island Hvar!
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HAPPENING ONTO A FANTASTIC LOOKOUT POST BY CHANCE
We were obviously really happy we discovered this lookout post so we took a few photos. If you decided to hike or drive from Hvar town to Brusje, make sure to stop here and take some photographs. If you want to learn more about island Hvar, you're welcome to check some of my old links:

 If you want, you can read about other beautiful Gdinj's bays on island Hvar: 
OTHER BEAUTIFUL BAYS ON ISLAND HVAR I HAVE VISITED AND SHARED WITH YOU IN 2019/2020 (Click the links if you want to know more about them):
VISITING MILNA NEAR HVAR
VISITING MINA NEAR JELSA
VISITING STARI GRAD BAYS
MY PREVIOUS POSTS ABOUT STARI GRAD TOWN 

3 CHARMING VILLAGES NEAR HVAR CITY TO VISIT #modaodaradosti
3 CHARMING VILLAGES NEAR HVAR CITY TO VISIT #modaodaradosti
WEARING: SCARF (SECOND HAND), LBD (GIFTED), NECKLACE (MY CREATION, DIY), LEOPARD TIGHTS (NO NAME), DRIVING LOAFERS (NO NAME), EARRINGS (GIFTED)

BRUSJE- A CHARMING VILLAGE THAT IS HOME TO MANY NOTABLE ACADEMICS AND ARTISTS
Finally, we arrived to Brusje and what a lovely village it is! This was my second visit actually.
From these three villages I presented to you today, I've only been to Brusje prior to that day and that was a short evening visit to see a play years ago. I don't remember much about the play we saw, but the seminar in Hvar was great. You see, we saw this  play as a part of a Croatian literature seminar I attended as a literature student. As I said, that was all years ago and I was happy to get to see Brusje again.  We stopped for coffee in a lovely lavender themed cafe where you can also buy natural herbal products and essential oils. The owner of that cafe was very friendly and informative. There weren't any restaurants open yet (this was all at the beginning of the summer), so we settled for coffee and promised  ourselves to come back some other time to see more of this village.

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3 CHARMING VILLAGES NEAR HVAR CITY TO VISIT #modaodaradosti
3 CHARMING VILLAGES NEAR HVAR CITY TO VISIT #modaodaradosti

How do you like these villages? Would you like to visit Zaraće, Velo Grablje and Brusje? As always thank you for stopping by. Take care and stay safe. 


Comments

  1. Beautiful places and nice view! :)
    Xoxo,

    Priih
    Infinitas Vidas

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  2. What beautiful places! I really like your little black dress too, and how you added some colour with the purple necklace and red scarf :)

    Hope you had a great weekend! :)

    Away From Blue

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  3. Oh, amazing dress! This is such a stylish outfit and incredible photos

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  4. How gorgeous are these places Ivana! You look wonderful in the black dress.


    xoxo
    Lovely
    www.mynameilovely.com

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  5. Wow amazing :)
    „Zapraszam także do siebie na nowy post - KLIK

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  6. Your dress is gorgeous and works great for a day out. I love the photos with the villages, it looks like a beautiful place to visit and relax.

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  7. Wow, amazing place!
    I liked your outfit :)

    https://www.heyimwiththeband.com.br/

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  8. Straight out of La Dolce Vita in your classy black outfit! What a wonderful series of photos, I wish i could jump on a plane right now and visit the sights. xxx

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  9. These look like charming places - I would love to visit them! I love your elegant black outfit too! You look so chic
    Julia x
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  10. Love your dress! The pictures are amazing!

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  11. How wonderful that you were able to visit these three charming village in one day and in such a stylish outfit as well. The lavender themed cafe in Brusje looks really lovely.

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  12. I piccoli villaggi antichi come questi sono le mete che preferisco per una gita: sono sempre pieni di angoli caratteristici e unici!
    bellissime foto!
    E deliziosa tu con quel lbd: sei riuscita a creare un look comodo ma anche molto chic!
    Baci!
    S
    https://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.com

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  13. Wow so lucky to live close by these lovely towns. So picturesque. The landscape reminds me a bit of the PNW of the U.S. And I too like the old part of towns and the lookout is just great!!

    Allie of
    www.allienyc.com

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  14. Interesting places. I enjoy your travel photos and the outfit is cute, too.

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  15. I love how there is so much history in that area. Granted it's been civilized for so long unlike here in the US. It's so wonderful that you were able to go exploring.
    XOOX
    Jodie

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  16. Oh so nice and beautiful photos
    Thanks for share with us
    xx

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  17. This place looks so incredible.
    Great for exploring and getting to know each corner. I loved the photos
    xo
    https://www.dearlytay.com.br/

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  18. The scenic background of the lake and the old building is a beautiful photo spot.
    Beautiful photo session. Regards

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    1. Thank you, it's actually Adriatic sea and not a lake.

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  19. Quanti posti caratteristici ci fai scoprire... è proprio bella la tua terra!
    E tu sei fantastica in questo little black dress!
    Kisses, Paola.

    Expressyourself


    My Instagram

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  20. Very nice, dearest Ivana! It all looks so pretty originally. I really like the old stone houses that can be seen in many Croatian villages - they have a very special flair. I can well imagine visiting Zaraće, Velo Grablje and Brusje one day. Your outfit is also very beautiful - the well-cut black dress looks a bit like traditional costume in combination with the scarf, and I like that very much. Plus the lace tights - very attractive!
    Hugs and September-greetings
    Traude
    https://rostrose.blogspot.com/2020/08/aufregender-august.html

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    1. Thank you dear. I'm glad you enjoyed it. I think there is a particular beauty to this kind of traditional architecture.

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  21. All of those small villages are so beautiful, I am so grateful that you have taken us for this amazing trip to such a charming places. I hope that I will be have a chance to come back to Croatia and see them "live" as well one day .
    Take care Ivana

    Karo

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  22. So many super cute + quiet little towns you've discovered! Thank you for sharing, babe!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  23. Hello Ivana
    I also love picturesque villages, there is so much to discover, so many stories to keep! The landscape is beautiful and breathtaking and this cafe is a charm! I'm not thinking of going to Hvar, but if I was, it was on your blog that I would get information about what to visit.
    xoxo

    marisasclosetblog.com

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  24. I really like your black dress dear friend. Beautiful photos in beautiful places.

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  25. You visit amazing places Ivana! Beautiful photos!

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  26. Ne mogu prestati gledati tvoje predivne slike Jadranskog mora. Svaki put me oduševe.

    New Post - https://www.exclusivebeautydiary.com/2020/09/marc-jacobs-decadance-mugler-aura.html

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  27. In effetti non li conoscevo ma magari in italiano li chiamiamo in modo diverso?
    Comunque vivi in un paese ricco di risorse Ivana!
    https://www.dontcallmefashionblogger.com/

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  28. I see I still miss Croatia a lot! You discovered wonderful spots and I like also your outfit so much. You are at least as charming as the villages. Thanks for sharing!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  29. Looks beautiful!

    Federica
    www.federicadinardo.com

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  30. So pretty ♥

    https://www.heyimwiththeband.com.br/

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  31. E haljina i frizura top 😍. Obožavam crnu boju (mada neki tvrde da crna nije boja za mene jeste jer meni je poetična i ima simboliku). Slike prekrasne i svaka čast za još jednu uspješnu kombinaciju. 😊

    alekboras.blogspot.com

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    1. Hvala, ja volim razne boje ali za mene je crna boja uvijek dobar izbor:).

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  32. Thank you for sharing the beautiful place!
    That lavender coffee looks so elegant, and your outfit is so chic!!
    It is elegant the scarf with your hair<3

    akiko
    www.akikohiramatsu.com

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  33. When I saw the first few photos I fell in love with the village, it is indeed charming. I also felt it more when you jumped, you enjoyed every moment. That is how I feel when I am at a place I really like. That cafe with wooden chairs is so cool. Looks pretty amazing and calming.
    https://www.melodyjacob.com/2020/09/if-its-toxic-leave-it-silently-or.html

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  34. What an incredibly beautiful part of the world you live in, Ivana! It makes me want to visit, but goodness knows how many years it will be until we can travel all that way again. I enjoyed your poses, especially the "give me that camera!" one (I've done that!).

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    1. Yes, sometimes I can't wait to start taking photos:).

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  35. Great photos and amazing outfits :-D I really want to visit Hvar :-D

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  36. Hello dear Ivana, how you doing?! Hope you had a nice week and that you're enjoying the last bits of summer!

    First of all thanks for your support in my latest blog post, really appreciate that you're always taking the time to leave a feedback, I sincerely appreciate it!

    And about these escapades I love the fact that you're always catching a new place and discovering new details around your area! By the way the other day I saw a video about Hvar and I though about you! It seems that you have a little bit of everything around Hvar: breathtaking views, nature and old places to get lost and then end the day with a hot beverage.

    And your OOTD is one of your best, so simple but elegant and the detail of the scarf tied up in the hair is amazing Ivana!

    Pablo
    HeyFungi

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    1. Thank you, I'm glad to hear you enjoyed this post.

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  37. Once again, I'm admiring the stunning scenery in your part of the world. All three villages are utterly delightful, and I'm loving your classic and elegant black outfit. xxx

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  38. Your fotos are stunning and you won't be surprised that I love your outfit ;-) What a cute dress and I especially like the leopard tights. My favorite photos are the ones you sit on the wall. I love and admire your feminine gestures - like an beautyful oprea diva! <3
    xxxxx Nadine

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    1. what a sweet comment! I love opera but I have no talent for singing.

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  39. So many wonderful details! Love the idea of lavender fields. Awesome village, as well and a wonderful black dress too!

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